Meeting Our Mission

American Association of Medical Colleges Class of 2016 Graduate Survey Results

Every year, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is recognized for meeting the three-fold mission it was founded on: to increase the supply of primary care physicians serving the state, to improve the health status of eastern North Carolina’s citizens, and to enhance access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education. The below survey results from the medical class of 2016 highlight just how well Brody is meeting its mission and how the experiences of our graduates stack up against the nation’s other medical schools.

Brody graduates plan to practice in North Carolina-and many in areas of our state that need them most.


intend to practice in North Carolina after completing their medical training.


plan to work primarily in underserved areas, as compared to 23.1% of all U.S. medical school graduates.


plan to work in a large city (population > 500,000), as compared to 38.6% of all U.S. medical school graduates.


intend to practice in rural areas, as compared to 1.1% of all U.S. medical school graduates.

Brody Grads

Brody graduates are entering the primary
care specialties our state needs most.

SpecialtyBSOMAll U.S.Family Medicine20.3%8.6%Pediatrics20.3%11.3%

Our low tuition allows our graduates to choose their specialties based on their hearts, not their pocketbooks.



have medical school debt over
$200,000, as compared to
32.5% nationally.



report that their level of
educational debt strongly
influenced their specialty
choice, as compared to
7.2% nationally.



report that income
expectations strongly
influenced their specialty
choice, as compared to
13.9% nationally.

93.2% fit with personality... 31.7% are over age 30... 11.7% are African american

of Brody graduates are satisfied with
the quality of their medical education.

We invest in our medical students personally and professionally.

87.5% believe their medical school has done a good job of fostering and nurturing their development as a person, as compared to 74.6% nationally.

96.7% are satisfied or very satisfied with their deans’ responsiveness to student problems, as compared to 71.5%nationally.


96.6% believe their medical school has done a good job of fostering and nurturing their development as a future physician, as compared to91.9% nationally.

74.1% feel strongly that they have a fundamental understanding of the issues in social sciences (ethics, humanism, professionalism, organization and structure of the health care system), as compared to54.3% nationally.

During medical school, our graduates participated in the following learning experiences outside traditional medical practice:

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According to Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, Brody’s senior associate dean for academic affairs, “These survey results demonstrate that we continue to deliver on the promises of this medical school, and that we have a culture defined more by who we are than what we do. We’re a community that cares – about our students, our graduates, and about the health care of the citizens of North Carolina. This message comes through loud and clear in our graduates’ impressions of their time at Brody.”